Justin Bieber's bad boy reputation has prevented him from renting a house in Beverly Hills.
The Sorry hitmaker has been offering as much as US$100,000 a month for accommodation in the sun-kissed Californian city, but homeowners in the exclusive area have reportedly spurned his offers on account of his previous behaviour.
A source explained: "Justin wants to rent a big estate, but many of the owners of the big Beverly Hills properties, which are for rent, have clubbed together to agree that nobody should rent to Justin.
"You would think that they would want the cache of having him at their homes - and Justin is offering $100,000 a month for places that aren't anywhere near worth that.
"But he and his entourage have a reputation of trashing his rental homes and then being difficult where it comes to paying for the repairs."
As a result, Bieber has instead taken to living in a hotel, leaving some of the guests open-mouthed as he's been casually walking by them on a daily basis.
The insider told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "He's become a resident at a hotel, where the well-heeled guests have been doing double takes seeing him at breakfast on his own with his tattoos and baggy pants."
In 2014, Justin was forced to pay a neighbour US$80,000 after he was proven to have thrown eggs from his own home in Calabasas.
A year later, Bieber found himself in trouble again after the Beverly Hills home he'd rented was trashed during a party.
The 23-year-old star's bash was attended by a host of big-name musicians, including Nicki Minaj, French Montana and Chris Brown, but it was the damage caused to the property which ultimately stole the headlines and further damaged Bieber's reputation among local residents.
- Bang! Showbiz